Lafayette traffic stop leads to drug dealing arrest, charges

A Lafayette man has been arrested and charged after a traffic stop turned up several drugs and more than $1,000 cash.

Posted: Aug. 21, 2018 8:44 AM
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 9:43 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —A Lafayette man has been arrested and charged after a traffic stop turned up several drugs and more than $1,000 cash, according to an affidavit.

Police arrested Hobart Beedle early Friday morning (Aug. 17). Officers pulled Beedle over near the I-65 and State Road 38 East exit. Police said they found two syringes, heroin and $1191 in his pockets. They also found 47 grams of marijuana, 52 grams of meth and paraphernalia in his car after being alerted by a police K9.

Beedle gave officers consent to search his apartment near the intersection of Creasy Lane and Union Street, according to police. Inside, police said they found more marijuana, meth and paraphernalia. Officers also said they found chemicals used in the production of spice.

As of Tuesday morning, records show Beedle is currently in the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Prosecutors charged Beedle the same day. He was charged with the following:

Dealing Methamphetamine

Dealing Marijuana

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of a Syringe

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